On Tuesday 4th February, residents of Andover gathered together to discuss the proposal of the building of up to 85 houses in Charlton village.
The meeting was held by the Parish Council at St Thomas’ Church in Charlton and gave residents the opportunity to air their views about the planning application which proposes to build houses on the land adjacent to Armstrong Rise and Wetherby Gardens.
The meeting was well-attended and the overwhelming consensus was to object to the proposal.
A summary of the main objections are as follows:
- Increased amount of traffic on roads where there are already queues at peak periods
- Pedestrian safety
- Drain on resources such as schools and hospitals in the area
- Effects on health from living so close to pylons
- Increased noise and light pollution
- Loss of the rural and historical feel to the village
- The EU-protected Brent Goose nests in the area
Objections to the proposal should be as detailed as possible and should be substantiated with examples.
They should be made in writing by Friday 14th February to Test Valley Borough Council Head of Planning by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the council at Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, SP10 3AJ.
Further information can be found at: http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/planningandbuildingcontrol/viewplanningapplicationsonline/view-planning-applications-online/ and typing in the reference: 14/00061
Report and image by Lauren McManus